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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
Greek, pimeles, -es = fat + Greek, phales = whale; if the root is Greek, phales, -etos = penis (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
From the words pro, meaning forward; and melas, black (referring to the black head of nuptial males) (Ref. 10294).
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : 163517 | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS